I spoke in church this morning. I "gave a talk". I "shared". I "preached".
I finished playing during the music part of the service and then walked to the center of the stage with a stand and my Bible. I started to talk, and I could see the people in the seats thinking, "What is she doing??? Where's Brian???? What's going on here???"
Because we like things to stay the same (myself included) and this was different.
I had this strange sense that everybody was just watching me, just waiting, wondering, checking things out, not sure if I was going to do or say something ridiculous...and then, at one point, everybody just relaxed and breathed. And we were all there together, and we stuck together throughout the rest of the message.
It was a very interesting phenomenon. New to me.
I shared the platform with my brother, which is why I played music AND spoke. I couldn't pass up the chance.
It was a cool day. A new milestone for me. And it felt really great.
I am grateful for the opportunity and the privilege to stand in that place.
God is good. And His mercies are new EVERY morning. Who would have ever thought?